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  1. ND Alumni Squad Wins Inaugural “The Basketball Tournament”

    Jun 28, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

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    A team of Notre Dame basketball Monogram winners took home a $500,000 prize on Saturday evening, winning the inaugural “The Basketball Tournament,” by defeating Team Barstool, 72-68, at Boston University’s Case Gymnasium. The “Notre Dame Fighting Alumni” breezed through the first four games of the tourney earlier this month, before a hard-fought upset of the…

  2. Monogram Club Board Member Promoted to Brigadier General in the United States Army

    Jun 17, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

    The Monogram Club crew at Friday's promotion ceremony for Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton ('87, manager) (center).

    After being nominated by President Barack Obama for appointment to the rank of brigadier general in the United States Army last summer, Monogram Club board member Bryan Fenton (’87, manager) was officially promoted to his new rank in a ceremony on Friday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.…

  3. FIDM’s Student-Athlete Commencement Feature

    May 20, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

    Football Monogram winners Justin Utupo, Bennett Jackson, Louis Nix, Kona Schwenke, Kendall Moore and Lo Wood (photo by Matt Cashore).

    If you’re wondering what campus felt like at Sunday’s commencement ceremony, or longing for your own time spent under the Golden Dome, look no further than Fighting Irish Digital Media’s student-athlete commencement feature, posted on YouTube and earlier this afternoon. FIDM was on the scene throughout the weekend, including at the Monogram Club’s “Fourth Quarter…

  4. Chris Stevens (’74) Earns Pair of Notre Dame Teaching Awards

    May 19, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

    Chris Stevens ('74, basketball) earned two University of Notre Dame teaching awards in 2013-14.

    The University of Notre Dame held its 169th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, and with that, the 2013-14 academic year is officially in the books. In addition to the 3,047 diplomas conferred during the weekend, a number of awards and honors were also announced. Among the numerous teaching awards, former Monogram Club board member Chris Stevens…

  5. Graduating Student-Athletes To Wear Distinctive Stoles at Commencement

    May 15, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

    Track & Field seniors Logan Renwick and Jes Christian model the 2014 student-athlete graduation stoles.

    When the Class of 2014 enters Notre Dame Stadium for the university’s 169th commencement exercises on Sunday morning, there will be the traditional academic regalia–caps (some of them decorated), gowns, and tassels. The weather forecast suggests there will probably be a few sunglasses too. For the first time ever, the Monogram Club and athletics department are…

  6. Club Presents 2014 Postgraduate Scholarships

    May 5, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT


    At Wednesday’s O.S.C.A.R.S., the Monogram Club had the privilege of presenting its annual postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes intending to continue their studies after graduation. This year’s recipients were Kelly Curran and Ted Glasnow, both members of the Irish track & field program. To learn more about Kelly and Ted, click here to read the full article…

  7. Chicago Tribune Feature: Brooks Boyer (’94)

    Apr 28, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox vice president and chief marketing officer Brooks Boyer is a 1994 Notre Dame graduate and former Irish basketball captain (photo by Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune).

    After months of cold and snow, spring has finally arrived and the Major League Baseball season is in full swing. Last week, 1994 Notre Dame graduate and four-time basketball Monogram winner Brooks Boyer (’94) was the subject of a great Chicago Tribune profile by sports media columnist Ed Sherman. Boyer currently serves as the Chicago…

  8. 2014 Spring Letter Jacket Ceremony: A Twitter Recap

    Apr 16, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT


    On Tuesday night, the Monogram Club had the privilege of presenting letter jackets to more than 80 student-athletes, managers, trainers and cheerleaders, in recognition of earning their first Monogram. We’ll have more coverage to follow, but first, here’s a recap of the evening in tweets and photos. To view the Twitter recap on Storify, click…

  9. Notre Dame vs. UConn: Pursuit of Perfection

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    The 2014 women’s basketball national championship tips off in just a couple of hours. Before you settle in for the historic matchup at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN, here’s a look at the buzz on Twitter as the Irish (37-0) and Huskies (39-0) prepare to battle for the title. [View the story “Notre Dame vs.…

  10. Monogram In the Music City

    Apr 7, 2014, 12:48 AM EDT

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    On Sunday, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team defeated #4 seed and ACC foe Maryland to earn its third national title game appearance in the past four years. Led by Kayla McBride’s 28 points, the Fighting Irish cruised to an 87-61 victory over the Terps. Next up, Notre Dame (37-0) will meet #1 Connecticut (39-0)…

  11. Allocco (’76) Leads West Squad in McDonald’s All-American Game

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

    Frank Allocco ('76)

    While at Notre Dame, Monogram winner Frank Allocco (’76) may have been best known as a quarterback and member of the 1973 national championship football team. These days, Allocco is quarterbacking a different squad. In 27 seasons as a high school basketball coach in California, the former two-sport Irish student-athlete has won three state championships and more than…

  12. Region 6 Update

    Apr 3, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT

    Fellow Monogram Winners,  As the weather finally turns from winter to spring, there are a number of events in the coming weeks/months: 85th Annual Blue-Gold Game For those attending the Blue-Gold game, there are many things going on that weekend: Blue-Gold game Men’s and Women’s Tennis Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Softball An Evening with the…

  13. A Monogram Club Twitter Recap: Final Four Bound

    Apr 1, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

    Photo by Matt Cashore

    Not done yet. Or perhaps #notdoneyet, in this era of hashtags. That’s become somewhat of an unofficial slogan for Notre Dame in the midst of this magical season. On Monday, the Fighting Irish defeated #2 seed Baylor, 88-69, in front of a spectacular sold-out Purcell Pavilion crowd. With the win, head coach Muffet McGraw’s squad improved…

  14. March Madness Invades Purcell (and the Monogram Room)

    Mar 30, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Matt Cashore

    In less than two weeks, the Monogram Room will be the site of another great pre-game reception, as Monogram winners and their guests return to campus for the 85th edition of the Blue-Gold game. This weekend however, the Monogram Room is filled with laptops, cameras, video equipment, and busy reporters, as it serves as the…

  15. Region 4 Update

    Events in (or near) our Region through April 30th: Beginning Thursday, March 20th – Saturday, March 22nd, members of ND’s Women’s Swimming Team will compete at the NCAA Championships at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. For tickets, go to: On April 8th, ND Men’s Lacrosse plays Marquette in Milwaukee. Purchase tickets for the…

  16. Longtime Bengal Bouts Coach Tom Suddes (’71) Becomes Club’s Latest Honorary Recipient

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT

    Tom Suddes ('71) became the 282nd honorary Monogram recipient in the Club's 98-year history.

    On the eve of the 84th annual Bengal Bouts finals, the Monogram Club presented longtime Notre Dame boxing coach, trainer, and referee Tom Suddes (’71) with an honorary Monogram. For more than 40 years, Suddes has been involved with the university’s annual boxing tournament to benefit the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. A resident of…

  17. Region 14 Update

    Mar 10, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

    Hello Fellow Monogram Winners, Two Irish women’s teams have had winning trips to our region in the past few months. Women’s Basketball travelled to Knoxville in January to take on Tennessee. The Irish defeated the Lady Volunteers in another exciting match up. The Knoxville club had a large turnout on hand to cheer them on…

  18. Monogram Club Musings: Tobacco Road Tour

    Mar 8, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    On July 1, 2013, Notre Dame officially joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. Beginning with men’s soccer’s showdown against North Carolina in September, the Fighting Irish have been competing in the ACC for six months. But perhaps it was this past weekend that truly marked Notre Dame’s arrival in its new conference. With seven Fighting Irish programs competing…

  19. February 26 – March 3: Irish Invade North Carolina!

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT


    Notre Dame’s first year in the Atlantic Coast Conference is in full swing, and beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and continuing through Monday, Mar. 3, seven Irish programs will compete in North Carolina in a six-day span. In celebration of this big week, the Monogram Club is partnering with the Notre Dame Club of Eastern North…

  20. Tradition. Football. Fellowship.

    Feb 10, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT


    Every June, Notre Dame Football hosts a Fantasy Camp. Campers attend meetings and practices put on by the current football coaching staff and the week culminates with a full pads flag football game in Notre Dame Stadium. This week-long experience not only transforms passionate Irish fans into Notre Dame student-athletes, but it also provides the…

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